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DIY - Fun Garden Décor Ideas, to Enchance the Look of Your Garden

Updated on June 8, 2011

Handpainted Garden Sign

Hang a handpainted  barnwood sign by Scrappy Signs in your garden.
Hang a handpainted barnwood sign by Scrappy Signs in your garden. | Source

Garden Signs -Scrappy Signs by Rented Mule

I have already written hubs that discuss using rooster décor in your garden, and flea market finds. As well as using wrought iron, natural elements, and garden statues.

This hub is going to discuss using other types of garden décor. Items such as garden signs, windchimes, birdhouses, and more. This is a fun DIY project that you can do this yourself and express your creative side.

The fun part about using garden décor, is collecting it, and bring it back out year after year. After it has been stored for the winter is is always exciting to get to decorate your garden in spring. This signals the start of a new gardening season.

So, collect your garden décor now, display it all during the warmer months and, store it out of harms way during the winter. Bring it back out next year and display it year after year in your gardens. You can use décor items in vegetable gardens too. It is not just for flower gardens.

There are lots of ways to decorate your garden to make it more fun and interesting. One of those ways is to use garden signs.

A garden sign is any type of sign that is to be displayed in your garden. It can be mass produced or handcrafted. It can be new or it can be antique. The style you choose depends on what you prefer. Just realize that there is a huge difference in the quality of signs on the market. If you want one that lasts, get a hand crafted sign.

If you prefer the look of a country garden, then decorate your garden with rustic items that reflect your country style choices. The Scrappy SIgns collection offers handpainted barnwood signs made from antique reclaimed Kentucky barnwood. You can find more out the Scrappy Signs Collection on my profile.

This is a one of a kind sign made from recycled barnwood. Each sign is made from Oak and weatherproofed to ensure good value a long lasting décor item for your garden.

When using garden signs, hang them from the fence, or on a post, or on the side of a garden shed.

Popular choices for sayings for garden signs include

I dig Gardening

Mom's Garden

Herbs make good scents

secret garden

country garden

mom's flowers- dad's weeds



potting shed


I love gardening

My garden is my heaven

garden of weedin


(any saying is available)

Custom Garden Signs are always a nice choice as gifts for gardeners too.

When you buy custom signs you can get any saying, with any name painted on the sign.

Windchimes on Shepherds Hooks

Another garden décor item that adds interest and visual as well as audio appeal is a windchime. Or even a collection of windchimes.

There are many styles to choose from on the market, varying from decorative to musical.

Some people enjoy collectiing winchimes that are themeed. If you collect a certain type of item, let's say birds for instance, then you could start a windchime collection that features cardinals, bluebirds, robins, hummingbirds and more and hang this all over your garden areas.

Stained glass looking windchimes reflect light from the sun and add color to your garden, while the more elaborate chimes offer a special musical tune.

Either style has it's advantages and would look nice hanging from a metal shepherds hook or planter hook on a post, displayed in your flower gardens.

If you have trees that are large you can also hang windchimes from them.

Forest Faces

One of the most interesting and fun garden décor items to hang in your garden is forest faces.

These resin faces are designed to hang on trunk of the larger trees in your gardens or landscape.

They are durable enough to leave out all year. I have one that I call Smiley.

He hangs outdoors on a bradford pear tree, year round and smiles at guests as they visit. Forest faces are available in a variety of styles and are sure to add lots of fun to your yard.

Place them in interesting places where they can be seen by guests and enjoy them while entertaining by having time facing your deck, or patio or fire pit area.

If you use tree stumps in your landscape, forest faces would really be interesting added to stumps. This would be a great winter addition to your landscape, to show off while the flowers are dormant.

BirdHouses and Birdfeeders

Attracting birds to your garden is another reason to have flower gardens. The birds are beautiful and lots of fun to watch.

Place birdhouses and birdfeeders in areas of your gardens that you can do some birdwatching when the birds are out.

Plant flowers in your gardens that help to attract birds so they will already want to visit your gardens.

Hang birdfeeders and birdhouses from shepherds hooks, from suction cups on windows, mount them on top of fence posts in the garden, or on spindles.

Having several birdhouses together in one corner of a garden, on posts of various heights is a nice look for any cottage garden, or country garden.

These are just of few of the many wonderful garden décor items available for you to add visual interest and fun to your gardens.

Share your comments below, add thoughts and ideas too!

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    • Toolsonline profile image


      6 years ago from Up to my Neck in it!

      Some great ideas, love the look of the faces!

    • RentedMule profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lexington Kentucky

      Animals are the most fun in the garden! I have puppies, squirrels, raccoons, fish, frogs, turtles, roosters, a mule, WOW, that is a lot when I list them all. But I have many areas where they are spread out. The Gargoyle might be scary enough for some tpes of creatures, lol!

      Thanks so much for commenting. Freda

    • NotTooTall profile image


      7 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

      Hi RentedMule,

      I enjoyed reading your Hub. I agree . . . the search for garden chochkies is fun at yard sales and the like.

      I put little animal 'creatures' in my veggie garden to guard against the real ones. It really doesn't work though! So I just added a menacing Gargoyle. I'll let you know how that's works for me ~ LOL. ;)

      N T T

    • blackjava profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Great information. Here are some things to liven up your backyard.

    • RentedMule profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Lexington Kentucky

      Thanks nannasplace,

      That is a good one! Thanks for your comment!

    • nannasplace profile image


      7 years ago from united states

      I loved the "garden of weedin"

      Thank you.


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